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Sports News of Thursday, 2 February 2017


AFCON 2017: Expectations ahead of Ghana-Cameroon semi-final clash

The Black Stars of Ghana will have to overcome the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the semi-finals at the Stade de Franceville not only for a ticket to the finals of 2017 Africa cup of Nations (AFCON) but also avenge their painful defeat almost a decade ago when the sides faced each other at the AFCON.

In 2008 when the two met in the tournament, at the same stage, Indomitable Lions won by a single goal, breaking the hearts of Ghanaians who were hoping to win the competition that was being played on their home soil.

The Black Stars are on a mission to end the 35-year trophy drought and will have to put in everything to edge pass the highly motivated Cameroonian side who are chasing a fifth AFCON trophy.

Cameroon surprised football pundits by knocking out tournament favourites Senegal on a 5-4 penalties after 120 minutes of gruelling action in the quarter finals while Ghana defeated the Leopards of DR Congo by 2-1 to book a place at the semi-finals.

Ahead of the game, some Ghanaians have expressed their expectations.